You may think of martyrs as those who gave their lives for the faith in the early church. But today, Christians around the world continue to stand boldly for Christ despite ongoing persecution. These are their stories.· Pastor HanStabbed to death by North Korean agents for sharing the gospel with North Koreans in China· Jean-Pierre Werner and Rodé GroenewaldKilled in a Taliban attack on their home in Afghanistan· Fatima Al-MutairiKilled by her brother after becoming a Christian in Saudi Arabia· HabilaSurvived being shot in the face by Boko Haram militants after refusing to renounce ChristPersecution has always accompanied followers of Jesus, who invited His followers to come and die.Some were jeered at, and their backs were cut open with whips. Others were chained in prisons. Some died by stoning, some were sawed in half, and others were killed with the sword. Some went about wearing skins of sheep and goats, destitute and oppressed and mistreated. They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground. Hebrews 11:36-38Faithful Christians around the world are still suffering and dying for the name of Christ. Their stories inspire and encourage each of us to follow Christ, no matter the cost.
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About the Author
dc Talk is the GRAMMY Award-winning band formed by TobyMac (Toby McKeehan), Michael Tait, and Kevin Max. The trio released five major studio albums (two platinum and two gold) and received numerous Dove Awards and three GRAMMYs. All have gone on to post-dc Talk success: TobyMac as a solo artist, Michael Tait as lead vocalist for the Newsboys, and Kevin Max as lead singer for Audio Adrenaline. The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians in more than 70 countries around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned for his faith for a total of 14 years in Communist Romania, VOM is dedicated to inspiring all believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commissionno matter the cost.